Sarah Grand-Clement

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


M.Sc. in Arab world studies, Durham University; B.A. in international relations, University of Sussex


Sarah Grand-Clément is an senior analyst at RAND Europe working in the area of defence and security. Her research focuses on counterterrorism and counter-violent radicalisation; the Middle East and North Africa; European security and instability; defence policy, in particular around the Armed Forces Community; and future impacts of technology. She is experienced in various qualitative methodologies including literature reviews, stakeholder interviews, workshop facilitation, surveys, and evaluation. She is also well-versed in future methodologies, such as horizon scanning and future scenarios, as well as strategy gaming and scenario development.

Prior to RAND, Grand-Clément interned at the Centre for Security Studies in Amman, Jordan, where she worked on the Iraqi report part of the Arab Barometer series, and at Shelter Center, a Geneva-based NGO aiming to provide adequate shelter solutions during humanitarian crisis. She holds an M.Sc. in Arab world studies from Durham University, where she studied Arabic for two years. Her dissertation analysed the state of political institutions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She also holds a B.A. (Hons.) in international relations from the University of Sussex. Her mother tongue is French and she speaks low-intermediate Arabic.


French; Arabic